Unsurprisingly, a lot of students enjoy drinking alcohol. At the same time, many students don't get enough sleep. Now a study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol states that there is a link between the two.
Apparently, the more frequently a student consumes alcohol, the less likely they are to get a sufficient amount of sleep. A lack of sleep is particularly damaging for students looking to succeed academically - a study from the University of Minnesota found that the less sleep a student gets, the lower their GPA.
Of course, alcohol is only one potential cause of insomnia for students - stress, workloads and staying up to meet deadlines probably play their part, too. That being said, cutting out the alcohol could be a relatively simple way to enhance sleep quality and academic achievement.
Source: The Equinox
Last updated: December 13, 2010